The Oakland Athletics Become the First MLB Organization to Earn Certified Autism Center™ Designation

The Oakland Athletics Spring Training staff at Hohokam Stadium in Mesa, Ariz., have completed the process to become a Certified Autism Center™. The CAC designation is granted by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES) which demonstrates the organization’s commitment to ensuring visitors with autism and sensory needs have the best possible experience during Spring Training events. Continue Reading →

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New Global Partnership Helps Lifeguards Increase Water Safety for Individuals with Autism

Ellis & Associates (E&A) Joins International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES) to Offer “Lifeguard Autism Training”

Ellis & Associates (E&A), the world leader in aquatic safety and risk management consulting, has joined the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES) in an effort to provide autism training and certification to lifeguards around the globe. This proprietary program is designed to strengthen aquatic safety for individuals with autism and other cognitive disorders. The partnership will make IBCCES training and certification available to lifeguards internationally through E&A training and certification programs. Currently, one in 59 children in the US are diagnosed with autism, with diagnosis rates rising in countries all over the world.

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Sweet News! Hershey’s Chocolate World Attraction is now designated a Certified Autism Center™

Hershey’s Chocolate World Attraction is now a Certified Autism Center (CAC), designated by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES). Completion of the certification means that visitors with autism and other sensory needs can now have the sweetest experience possible. The certification process includes evidence-based staff training and certification, sensory guides for each attraction created by IBCCES, as well as additional updates to the guest experience and processes as recommended by IBCCES through an onsite review. Continue Reading →

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Brain Balance of Columbus has Earned a Board Certified Cognitive Center Designation

Brain Balance Achievement Center in Columbus has earned the designation of Board Certified Cognitive Center (BCCC), granted by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES). The designation requires that at least 80% of student-facing staff at each location complete a training and certification program that focuses on working with individuals with anxiety, dyslexia, autism and ADHD. Continue Reading →

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Blu Water Scuba becomes the First Dive Shop in Virginia to Receive the Certified Autism Center™ Designation

Full-service dive center Blu Water Scuba has earned the designation of Certified Autism Center™ (CAC), awarded by the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES). This demonstrates their commitment to ensuring individuals with autism and other sensory needs have the best possible experience when visiting their center or taking a dive class. They now hold the distinction of being the first such facility in Virginia to complete the training needed to receive this designation. Continue Reading →

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Six Flags to Become First Family of Parks to Earn Certified Autism Center™ Designation

Theme Parks to Implement Specialized Training to Better Serve Guests

Six Flags Entertainment Corporation (NYSE:SIX), the world’s largest regional theme park company and the largest operator of waterparks in North America, today announced that each of its 26 parks will earn the Certified Autism Center™ (CAC) designation from the International Board of Credentialing and Continuing Education Standards (IBCCES). This initiative will mark the first-ever family of parks to earn the designation at all locations. Continue Reading →

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